Weir backs calls for compulsory microchipping

Mike Weir looks on as Karen from the Dogs Trust microchips one of the dogs
Mike Weir looks on as Karen from the Dogs Trust microchips one of the dogs

Angus MP Mike Weir recently attending a Dogs Trusts’ microchipping event, where he discussed his views on compulsory microchipping.

Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, were offering free microchipping at Pet Hut in Forfar last week and a total of 85 dogs chipped as owners took advantage of the offer.

Dogs Trust has long advocated compulsory microchipping, and the charity is calling on the Scottish Government to legislate on this issue.

During his visit, Mr Weir took time to discuss his constituents’ views on the issue.

Speaking after the event, Mr Weir commented: “I was delighted to be invited to attend this microchipping event in my constituency.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to see the work of Dogs Trust first hand and to learn just how significant microchipping can be in helping return lost or stray dogs to their owners.

“I support the work of Dogs Trust and believe that compulsory microchipping is a major step forward in dog welfare.”

“While the Westminster Government is introducing compulsory microchipping legislation for England in 2016, I would like to see similar legislation take effect here in Scotland.

“I urge local dog owners to ensure their dogs are microchipped where possible, taking advantage of this simple and effective tool.”